It only gets more interesting as the second round of the Oklahoma State playoffs begin Friday night. The first round saw some upsets, some breakout performances, more of the same should be expected this weekend.
Best vs. the best
It's the present vs. the future Friday night at Jenks (Okla.) High. In one corner is Scout 300 safety Steven Parker (Jenks), the top uncommitted prospect in the state.
In the other, is Scout 300 safety Will Sunderland of Midwest City (Okla.), a star on the rise for the Class of 2015.
Parker is a top target for a lot of schools, including in-state powers Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Sunderland, coincidentally, also already has offers from the Sooners and Cowboys.
It's a matchup of two of the best defenses in the state as well as one big reason why both schools are where they are is because of their stellar defensive group.
A star is born?
It's too early to say Mustang (Okla.) High quarterback Chandler Garrett is the best in-state prospect for the Class of 2016, but he sure put his best foot forward in that direction last week.
On the road, trailing 27-17 in the third quarter, Garrett rallied the Broncos to a 44-37 victory at Norman (Okla.) North.
Garrett, a legit 6-foot-5 and 205 pounds, has come a long way in a short period of time. Garrett will go against one of the state's best 2014 quarterbacks, Broken Arrow's Coleman Key, committed to Colorado State.
Broken Arrow also features Oklahoma State commits running back Devon Thomas and linebacker Gyasi Akem. But because of Mustang winning on the road this week, Broken Arrow comes to Bronco Stadium this week.
This next task, though, is going to be a tough one as Moore Westmoore will look to give undefeated Lawton its first loss.
The Wolverines are littered with talent, led by 2015 offensive guard Jalin Barnett. Senior running back Michael Warren has come out of nowhere to set the school record for rushing yards in a season and now has offers from Toledo and Washington State.
Player to watch
Looking at a lower classification and Clinton running back Marquiz Simpkins. Shaping up to be the state's best back for the 2015 class, Simpkins hasn't been 100 percent this season although it's tough to tell by the numbers.
Clinton, after winning in overtime last week, plays at Poteau on Friday night.